Thursday, February 20, 2014

Intrepid Bird Counter

The Willamette Valley is a wonderful place, filled with an amazing variety of birds.  Here is a list of the birds species we counted over the four days of The Great Backyard Bird Count:
Oregon Junco, Sparrow, Common Crow, Robin, Solitary Vireo, Downy Woodpecker, Rufous-Sided Towhee, Scrub Jay, Steller's Jay, Starling, Gull, Pigeon. Mallard, Widgeon, & White-Fronted Ducks, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron. Brewer's Blackbird, Chickadee, Common Red Shafted Flicker & Bushtit. 
Many of the above mentioned birds come to my backyard feeders, but for the count, it was fun to get out and see some birds that are not part of my everyday life.  These ducks and geese reside in the ponds at Alton Baker Park:

Above are a Canadian Goose, two Mallards and a Wigeon.  Below are White-Fronted Geese:

And last, my favorite photo... four wild domestic geese, and a Mallard. Shall we dance?


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